Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Swimming like a fish . . . and ideas to try.

Swimming was great this morning!  Want help with swimming?  I was a swimming teacher in college if anyone needs some help.  It is great exercise!

I found a couple of great tools if you are interested.  One is "MyFitnessPal.com"  It is a easy way to keep track of calories, water or a way to make sure you are getting the nutrients you need.  You easily enter foods and portions and it figures calories and nutrients.  You can even use your phone camera to scan the bar code to log the exact item you are eating.  There is an Android App (free) and an iphone App also if anyone is interested.

The other thing I found that I really like is endomondo.com.  (There are also free apps for that too.)  You can track how far you have gone using the GPS feature.  Just go for a walk or run and then look at the map to see where you went, how fast you were going and how many calories you burned.  They also have competitions that can be motivating if you like that kind of incentive.  It is fun; give it a try if you are interested!  Endomondo stands for many endorphines.  To release endorphines, according to ehow.com, you could

"Exercise hard. Most athletes will tell you of a "runner's high" that they sometimes feel when they push their bodies to the limit. Endorphins are released when you are involved in strenuous exercise that allows your body to go beyond physical pain and its limitations and it may leave you with a euphoric high."  

Read more: How to Release Endorphins | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2063616_release-endorphins.html#ixzz1BPtPtiqP

Have something that has helped you or an interesting health related thing you have learned?  Share!


  1. Have you seen SparkPeople.com? It's pretty cool (and free).

  2. I checked out SparkPeople.com That looks pretty cool! Where did you get the name Churndash? :-0